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Easttop harmonicas are coming up in the world. Rockin Ron is now carrying them. I have the T008S and I really like it. Until Rockin Ron started carrying them they were only available from newharmonica.com and they still are. In fact newharmonica.com has quite a selection of diatonic and chromatic. I have the T008S and really like it. Have any of you tried one yet?
Thanks so much for the music Erk!
Jeremy, I think you’re right about tab often having mistakes online. I don’t like learning a tune from tab at all. You might prefer to learn along with one of these slower videos. That’s what I like to do anyway. Both are in the key of G, so you’d use your G harp. Hope it helps.
Hi Sarge, I am pleased that the info was spot on and you managed to get my videos.It should give you plenty of scope.By the way,I live in the UK.Tell your friend to play along with my tune and record it at the same time,then post it on the website.It would be very interesting.Eric33.
Thanks, that's very kind.
I had got as far as tonic sol-fa (do, re, mi &c.) but scale degrees are probably a better twist on the same theme.
Hi Mark, welcome back to Hc.
While it is true that the notes on each hole are different for each harmonica you don't have to be concerned with that if you can teach yourself to think in, "scale degrees", instead of notes.
If you aren't familiar with the idea of SD what you are doing is assigning a number, (1-7), to each note and it doesn't matter what key you are in.
Scale Degree: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
key of C: C D E F G A B
key of G: G A B C D E F#
key of E: E F# G# A B C# D#
As you can see your 4 blow will always be a "1" regardless of the key you are in.
Here is a link with the Wabash Cannonball tabbed out using SD.
Maybe this will be of some help to you.
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I think the problem is firefox gets updates quite regularly, which means the flash plug in gets out of date quickly. It is annoying though.
Thanks for that, I was struggling a bit with the timing -what was on harp tabs didn't seem to match what was in my head.
I read music on the mandolin, but have bounced off a bit on the harmonica, it's different for each key! On my mandolin low string 4th fret is always a B, I have 3 harmonicas and 4 blow is G, C or E (why did I buy an E harp?). I am tempted by a chromatic just to get around this.
Love the handle!
Thanks so much for the welcome. I love harmonica people.
Thanks for the welcome. I will have to get the hang of things here and start posting some tunes. The tune of the month sounds awesome.
Thanks Eric. I was able to view the videos by using a different browser as suggested by Harmlessonica. I know a guy that is really good on the bass/chord harmonica that would enjoy backing you up. Too bad he's in Florida and your in Canada.
I've been concentrating on the blues scale playing in 2nd position so I decided to jump in here and do some straight harp with this very nice song. Part of my recent learning experience has been focused on rhythm and timing.
Attached is a link to a piece of sheet music that I have tabbed out and am practicing with my G harmonica.
Oh, and thanks Marcy for your link to the backing track. I have the sheet music and now I can listen to how its being played. At 125bpm I don't know if I'll ever get there. I am currently playing it at the blinding speed of 60bpm hoping to get to 90.
Many of us are too busy with things that interfere with harmonica activities, but there seems to be a dedicated corps of regulars at the core (I'm sorry) who keep this place running.
Lots of good stuff going on.
Check out the tune of the month threads. Lots of good stuff going on to help us advance and expand.
The Suzuki SCX-48 is a very good harmonica. It can bv made more airtight by sanding the top of the comb under the slide.
I have SCX-48 and enjoy it a lot. Very easy to bend.
Maybe you should have a look at the CX12 jazz with tenor tone layout. It has one lower ocatave and has had the upper octave removed.
With CX12 you can have various combs without different tone layouts. It is extremely easy to change to a different combe with on this istrument.
I appreciate the discussion on the CX12. I currently own a Hohner Chromonica 270 it has been a good instrument but I decided I wanted to try something different. I picked up a Suzuki SCX-48 it is big and heavy and the notes on holes 11 and 12 are really difficult to play. Because the harmonica had a flaw with a reed I was able to return it.
I started looking at the CX12 but haven't taken the plunge yet. This discussion has helped me make my decision.
The CX12 jazz has a slimmer mouthpiece than the CX12 Gold or CX12 black.I bought the CX jazz as I found the other models mouth pieces to large.
Otherwise the Jazz and the Black are internally equal. The Gold has thick reed plates.
All the CX12 are have cross slide and not straight.
The are very airtight and not tweaking is necessary to play tme. The lower notes are just easy to play as the middle register. The top notes play easily as well.